Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys' son loves trucks12 December 2012
Alicia Keys loves reading with her son Egypt, two, and says the little boy particularly enjoys books about trucks.
Alicia Keys' son loves trucks
Alicia Keys' two-year-old son is an expert on trucks.
The 'Girl on Fire' hitmaker loves reading with little Egypt - whose father is her husband Swizz Beatz - and says the youngster's favourite books are those about haulage vehicles because he is so ''fascinated'' by the different types.
She said: ''We like any books that are about trucks because Egypt is fascinated by them. He can look at a picture of trucks and name every kind that there is - even an excavator.''
The 31-year-old musician is keen for Egypt to experience art and culture, both in the home and on excursions.
She told Scholastic Parent & Child's December/January issue: ''We love to go to art galleries and to the park.
''We love to do painting days and to visit our family - and we also love to run around our house and just go nuts!''
Alicia feels more fulfilled now she is a mother but admits she finds it hard to be away from her little boy for any length of time.
She said: ''Being a parent has made me more open, more connected to myself, more happy, and more creative. I'm more discerning in what I do and how I do it. It's just made me a better person all the way around.
''What's been surprisingly easy is just how natural parenthood feels. I feel great about how easily I've fallen into the role. I love it!
''What's been surprisingly hard about becoming a mom is being away from him and trying to find that magical balance for everything, which I kind of expected.''